Turn Vacation Maps into a Decoupage Candle Holder

map candle

After incorporating maps into the gallery wall in her master bedroom, Maryann from Domestically Speaking was inspired to repurpose one of her leftover maps into a decorative candle holder. Maryann shares at The DIY Club how she decoupaged a map she had onto a dollar store glass and then illuminated it with a tea light. I think this would be a great way to display a vintage map or maps from trips or locations that hold special memories.

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Fabric Covered Memo Board Makeover

fabric memo board

Jennifer from Decorated Chaos had an old memo board sitting in her garage that had been patiently awaiting a little TLC for quite some time. While the thrifted board was covered in dust, dents, and scratches, it was obviously good quality and possessed lovely features that Jennifer simple couldn’t ignore. With a fresh coat of paint and new fabric, Jennifer transformed it into a piece she loves and is proud to display in her mudroom.

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Repurpose Plastic Animals into Pushpins

animal pushpins

If you have kids, you have undoubtedly acquired a set of little plastic animals somewhere along the way. Lora from Craftivity Designs shares a great project for upcycling the toys into fun pushpins that would add pizzazz to any corkboard. Lora spray painted her animals a crisp white, but I also think they’d be a great way to incorporate a pop of color into a space. It makes you look at your kids’ toys in a whole new light when you envision them with a coat of spray paint {giggle}!

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Framed Map Art–Great for Large Walls!

framed map art

Camille from Chez Moi loved the look of a nine-panel framed map of Paris to put above the couch in her living room, but… she sure didn’t have $1K to blow. Instead, Camille used a 1739 pen-and-ink reproduction that she ordered from Amazon and nine 16 x 20 frames from Target to recreate for a fraction of the cost. Camille says, “Easy, inexpensive, and a great way to fill a large wall!”

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Turn an Old Window into Fourth of July Décor

old window project

The minute Shannon from High Wire Living laid eyes on Ethan Allen’s American flag “Foundation,” she was in love. Unfortunately, $999.00 was more than she could afford. However, she did have an old window sitting in the corner of her bedroom begging for some love. With some vintage-look scrapbook paper and acrylic paint, Shannon was able to transform the window into a similar look. The cost? $40.00, which includes the cost of the window and the materials to make it!

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Build Your Own Kids Armoire

kids armoire

Here’s the latest DIY furniture addition to her daughter’s big girl room from Whitney at Shanty 2 Chic. Whitney followed plans from Ana White to construct this gorgeous armoire that is jam packed with storage. The inside has both shelves and drawers so there’s plenty of room for clothes, toys, and even a television. My favorite part is that you can simply shut the doors to hide away any mess. That’s my favorite way to clean {wink}!

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From Plastic to Zinc Letters

zinc letters

The wedding gurus over at Heart Love Weddings recreated Anthropologie’s popular zinc letters in miniature form to be used as cake toppers. In addition to being the perfect DIY for a rustic wedding, the metallic letters look great framed for table numbers or home and office décor. And would you believe they are made from plastic children’s magnetic alphabet letters? They sure do clean up nicely with some paint!

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Turn Sheets into Ruffled Curtains

anthropologie inspired ruffled curtains

As soon as Sarah from Sarah M. Dorsey Designs saw a shower curtain and set of drapes from Anthropologie that were layered with gorgeous ruffles, she knew she had to have them. Or at least some similar since they were priced at over $100 for the shower curtain and $200 per window panel! Yikes! Sarah decided it was time to work on her sewing skills and created her own ruffled curtains using sheets. Sarah breaks down the steps with easy-to-understand visuals and also explains how she did it without sewing the entire piece.

anthropologie inspired ruffled curtains

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